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Laptop Program: Recommended 13" MacBook Pro
Updated: 12 May 2020 05:46 PM
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The 13" MacBook Pro is only recommended as a bare minimum for the following programs:

Advertising, BA Visual & Critical Studies, Criticism & Curatorial Practice, Cross-Disciplinary Art: Life Studies, Cross-Disciplinary Art: Publications, Design for Health, Drawing & Painting, First Year Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Indigenous Visual Culture, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture & Installation

Students enrolled in all other programs should consider the 16" Macbook Pro as a minimum or one of the recommended PC options if enrolled in Industrial Design and Environmental Design.

Minimum 13" Macbook Pro

1.4GHz quad-core 8th‑generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz

  • 1.4GHz quad-core 8th‑generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
  • 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
  • 256GB SSD storage
  • Retina display with True Tone
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • Backlit Keyboard - US English

OCAD University Recommended Systems

13" MacBook Pro

Better 13" Macbook Pro

Increase RAM to 16GB memory, storage to 512GB SSD.

OCAD University Recommended Systems

MacBook Pro

Best 13" Macbook Pro

2.0GHz Quad-Core Processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz

  • 2.0GHz Quad-Core Processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz
  • 512 GB Storage
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • 2.0GHz quad-core 10th-generation Intel Core i5 processor
  • Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics
  • 16GB 3733MHz LPDDR4X memory
  • 512GB SSD storage¹
  • 13-inch Retina display with True Tone
  • Magic Keyboard
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 ports

OCAD University Recommended Systems

 

Already Own a 13" MacBook Pro?

Here is our minimum recommended specification for older MacBook Pro models.

  • MacBook Pro (13 inch, Early 2015)
  • Intel Core i5 Processor or Better (Dual processor)
  • 8 GB Recommended
  • 256 GB SSD or better